Nice article on the CCD release by Joseph Conn. It would be good, at some point, to look into the
assumptions behind Peter Waegemann's statement that vendors and
users of large IT "legacy" systems that are backers of HL7's Clinical
Document Architecture will gain the most benefit from the Continuity of Care Document, or CCD.
While 31 vendors claim Continuity of Care Record, or CCR, implementation, more than 40 vendors of all stripeslarge, small, startup, "legacy"will be demonstrating their CDA
implementations at HIMSS this year. At some point, it would be great
if the press actually looked behind the claims at what is real and
Liora AlschulerPrincipalAlschuler AssociatesCo-chair, HL7 Structured Documents TCmember, HL7 board of directorsEast Thetford, Vt.To submit a letter to YOUR VIEWS, click here . Please include your name, title and hometown.